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Attention, Makers! Join us for Make Like a Boss on 24 May featuring a Q&A with Suzie Dicker from À L’aise

Our Make Like a Boss networking series for creative small businesses kicked off last Wednesday with a great first event featuring Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line and it was such a success! Minor technical difficulties aside, everyone had a great time and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again in May. Plus, our Facebook Group is now active, so if you missed the first event you can get in on the conversation and connect with other creative small business women by joining the group.

Hosted at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead, each Make Like a Boss features a Q&A with a small business owner followed by time to hang out and chat, learn, share, moan and come away with some new contacts and ideas for your business. The events are free and drinks and snacks are provided!

Make Like a Boss with Suzie Dicker from À L'aise

In May, we’ll be chatting to Suzie Dicker from À L’aise! À L’aise is a luxury stationery and leather goods brand that launched in 2015 and is stocked in stores such as Anthropologie, Fenwicks and The Design Museum. Suzie also does calligraphy for brands such as Aspinal of London, Clinique and House of Fraser. We’ll be talking to Suzie about launching and building her company and how her product range has grown and evolved plus we’ll get her advice for getting your products manufactured and how to work with working with big brand clients. You can sign up for our May event on Eventbrite.

Suzie Dicker from À L'aise

Here are the quick facts for the May event:

Date: Wednesday, 24 May
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead
Guest: Suzie Dicker from À L’aise
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite or to [email protected]

Plus, save the date for our June event on 21 June with Tilly Walnes from Tilly and the Buttons!

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Reminder: Make Like a Boss with The Fold Line next Wednesday, 26 April!

Super important reminder time: We are kicking off our new monthly networking series for creative small businesses called Make Like a Boss on Wednesday, 26 April at our West Hampstead shop!

Make Like a Boss with The Fold Line

Each free event features a Q&A with a small business owner followed by time to hang out and chat, learn, share, moan and come away with some new contacts and ideas for your business. Drinks and snacks will be provided!

Our first event on 26 April will feature Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line! The Fold Line is an online hub for the sewing community to socialise, review dressmaking patterns and keep up-to-date with the latest news and sewing pattern releases. Since launching in late 2015, the site has grown like crazy and the team have won a Mollie Makes Handmade Award and a British Craft Award for their contribution to the industry. We’ll be talking to Rachel and Kate about the challenges of launching a website, the thrill of seeing those user numbers grow and making the leap to running the website full time.

Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line

We have a big new space in West Hampstead that is super easy to get to, and you can find directions and travel info here.

Here are the quick facts of the first event:

Date: Wednesday, 26 April
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery
Guest: Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite, via our website or to [email protected]k

You can also save the date for our next two events – we’ll be releasing ticket info for May and June very soon but put these in your diary:

Wednesday, 24 May with Suzie Dicker from À L’aise

Wednesday, 21 June with Tilly Walnes from Tilly and The Buttons

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Announcing Make Like a Boss! Networking for creative small businesses

I’m so excited to finally announce something I’ve been wanting to launch for months now! On Wednesday, 26 April, we’ll be kicking off a monthly networking series for creative small businesses called Make Like a Boss.

Make Like a Boss

Speaking from my own experience, if you run a small business there are always questions, challenges, new things to figure out and it’s often hard to know where to get advice. Getting out of your own head and hearing how other people are doing things –  whether it is a technical challenge or a branding-building one (or any number of things in between!) – can be extremely helpful. Plus sometimes it’s so nice to be able to complain about a bad day to someone else who really gets it.

I’m not physically alone in my work all day, because I own a shop and usually do my work there, but I know a lot of creative small business owners spend a lot of the day alone. Social media is really helpful for interaction and for fostering community, but meeting face to face can be so energising and inspiring! A couple of times a year I (try to) go to Quilt Market in the States on a buying trip and I love getting a chance to talk about work with the friends I’ve made there. I wondered why I hadn’t done a better job of building a network of people like that here. Which brings me back to…Make Like a Boss!

We have a big new space in West Hampstead that is super easy to get to, and we want to get you here to meet, chat, learn, share, moan and hopefully come away with some new contacts and ideas. The format of each event will be a short Q&A with business owner followed by time for you to hang out and chat. Wine and snacks will be provided!

Our first event on 26 April will feature Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line! The Fold Line is an online hub for the sewing community to socialise, review dressmaking patterns and keep up-to-date with the latest news and sewing pattern releases. Since launching in late 2015, the site has grown like crazy and the team have won a Mollie Makes Handmade Award and a British Craft Award for their contribution to the industry. We’ll be talking to Rachel and Kate about the challenges of launching a website, the thrill of seeing those user numbers grow and making the leap to running the website full time.

If you aren’t in the London area or can’t make it to the event, we’ll be streaming the interview on Facebook Live and posting it here on The Daily Stitch after the event. We’ve also created a Facebook Group to provide you with an ongoing way to share advice, ideas and inspiration.

Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line

Here are the quick facts of the first event:

Date: Wednesday, 26 April
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: The Village Haberdashery
Guest: Rachel and Kate from The Fold Line
Cost: Free
RSVP: Via Eventbrite, via our website or to [email protected]

If you have any questions you’d like us to ask Rachel and Kate, or business owners you want us to interview in the future, please let us know!

Plus, here are a few topics we want to chat about soon so if you feel like a boss in one of these areas, or know someone who is, please nominate them to speak at an upcoming event: hiring, delegating and working with employees; creating a video marketing strategy; designing and manufacturing physical products.

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